Sunday, April 24, 2016

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: Season 4 of the Wide Eyed WINKS Staged Reading Series

Wide Eyed Productions is hosting our fourth installment of the WINKS Staged Reading Series. This year, we are focusing on roles for ladies, and on original plays written exclusively by local NYC playwrights! Wide Eyed Productions is excited to continue its work in developing new American plays like the award-winning Animals by Sam Byron and Dan Kitrosser's Dead Special Crabs. With the terrific response we’ve received to our previous seasons of the WINKS, we wanted the fun to continue. 

Presenting Season 4 of the Wide Eyed WINKS Staged Reading Series:

New Theatrical Works Featuring
Great Roles for Female Actors

Each month will feature a 20-minute segment from three original works by three different writers which are related to, or inspired by, the theme for each month. The themes are as follows: September: MOTHER, October: MAIDEN, November: CRONE, December: MADONNA, January: WHORE. The only consistent element is that each play must feature a “great role” for a female actor.  At the end of each night the audience will be invited to select their favorite play of the evening by casting an anonymous ballot. The audience favorite decided upon by majority vote will be named a semifinalist and invited to submit a full text* to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round.

Two (or three) overall finalists will be chosen and given a full staged reading of their plays at the end of the WINKS series.  From the finalists, one winning text will be chosen based upon audience and board votes. This winning text will then be put into development with Wide Eyed in whatever capacity we believe would best support the text and playwright. 

What you need to know:
·  The play does not need to be a world premiere.
·  The play does not need to be a fully completed text when it is initially submitted.
·  Musicals will be considered as long as they are submitted with a music sample.
·  Directors and casts will be provided by Wide Eyed, but we love it when you have suggestions for people you love to work with!
·  Please submit selections of text, treatments, and other support material to with the title of your play and the theme you think it best matches in the subject line.
·  The readings will be presented at The Drama League on the second Tuesday of each month.
· The full text of the submitted play is not to exceed a 90-minute estimated run time. Semifinalists will be given a deadline for submissions of full texts. 
·  Half of the proceeds from the readings will be donated to the women’s organization of our choice following the series.


Happy writing!

Kristin Skye Hoffmann
Artistic Director

1 comment:

Robin Rice said...

Thanks for focusing on women's stories!